Gigaclear provides ultrafast broadband in rural areas

Access to ultrafast broadband can have a transformational effect on farms across the UK. Its benefits are now recognised by the Government which has put subsidies in place to help rural internet providers accelerate the roll-out of this service. Gareth Williams, Chief Executive Officer at Gigaclear, which has been leading the Rural Revolution to connect communities and farmland to ultrafast, full-fibre broadband for almost ten years, offers his insight into the challenges and benefits of installing the service in rural Britain.

Getting to the most rural properties

The new Prime Minister’s commitment to a full-fibre roll-out by 2025 underpins the importance of future-proofing the country’s infrastructure to facilitate growth both now and for generations to come. Existing programmes, such as the Building Digital UK subsidy (BDUK), help companies like Gigaclear build to rural areas that other providers have discounted due to the investment required.